Early Morning Escapes

January 01, 2021

Going for an early morning winter walk in Senjogahara…

Leica Q2 + Summilux 28mm f /1.7 ASPH

Leica Q2 + Summilux 28mm f /1.7 ASPH

Leica Q2 + Summilux 28mm f /1.7 ASPH

Leica Q2 + Summilux 28mm f /1.7 ASPH

Leica Q2 + Summilux 28mm f /1.7 ASPH

Leica Q2 + Summilux 28mm f /1.7 ASPH

Leica Q2 + Summilux 28mm f /1.7 ASPH

All in all this was a rather anti-climactic hike given that we almost died in a spectacular fashion when our little car lost traction twice going uphill on the ice and snow-covered winding cliff-side mountain roads in the dark at 4AM.

(Picture car tumbling down a cliff in the dark and exploding1 in the middle of unpopulated mountains and our corpse being quickly covered with freshly fallen snow, frozen until its gruesome discovery by some erstwhile spring cherry-blossom seeking day hikers from Tokyo2).

So… I don’t think we’ll be doing that again without a proper 4WD vehicle.

  1. Okay maybe we’ve watched one too many Hollywood movies. 

  2. Assuming both we and our deliciously prepared bento lunch are not scavenged by woodland predators first. 

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Is It You That Has Me Fading

December 29, 2020

Viewing Mount Fuji from western summit of Mount Mito…

Olympus OMD-EM1 III + M.Zuiko 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO

Olympus OMD-EM1 III + M.Zuiko 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO

Olympus OMD-EM1 III + M.Zuiko 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO

Olympus OMD-EM1 III + M.Zuiko 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO

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We Knew It Better Than We Thought

December 06, 2020

View from the Alpine trail enroute to Mount Ogato in Utsukushigahara…

Sony A6600 + E 70-350mm f/4.5-6.3 G OSS

Sony A6600 + E 16-55mm F2.8 G

Sony A6600 + E 70-350mm f/4.5-6.3 G OSS

Sony A6600 + E 70-350mm f/4.5-6.3 G OSS

Leica Q2 + Summilux 28mm f /1.7 ASPH

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I Need You Here

November 15, 2020

The soaring apex of Mount Fuji on a crisp autumn morning…

Leica Q2 + Summilux 28mm f /1.7 ASPH

Leica Q2 + Summilux 28mm f /1.7 ASPH

Leica Q2 + Summilux 28mm f /1.7 ASPH

Leica Q2 + Summilux 28mm f /1.7 ASPH

Sony A7RIV + FE 70-200 f/2.8 GM

Leica Q2 + Summilux 28mm f /1.7 ASPH

Sony A7RIV + FE 70-200 f/2.8 GM

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Tell Me That You Feel The Same

October 19, 2020

Missing the oceans, beaches and waves…

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II + EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

iPhone X + 28mm f/2.4 back camera

iPhone X + 28mm f/2.4 back camera

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II + EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II + EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Panasonic DC-GX7m3 + Leica DG 8-18mm f/2.8-4.0

iPhone 6 + 30mm f/2.2 back camera

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Are We Numb To The Touch

September 22, 2020

The views over the Toranomon District of Tokyo during the Silver Week holiday…

iPhone 11 Pro + 26mm f/1.8 back camera

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A Stone In The Path To This Place

September 06, 2020

Sitting trapped in our house along with the rest of the world, remembering the path to the top of Jungfrau late last year1

Panasonic DC-GX7MK3 + Leica DG 12-60/F2.8-4.0

  1. A non-exhaustive list of things we’re currently remembering about Switzerland, in no particular order: the mountains, the landscapes, the cheese, the food (including cheese), the watches… and the cheese. 

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This Is How We Communicate

September 01, 2020

Oh San Francisco what a year it has been… how will you look when we see you next?

Sony a6600 + E 16-55mm F2.8 G

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